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DEAR ABBY: About a year ago, a good friend, “Beth,” went through a violent tragedy that destroyed her family. My husband and I own a small waterfront property, so during the months following, I took Beth away for the weekend to hopefully allow her some healing and emotional recovery. She then asked me to go again and, when I couldn’t go, asked if she could go with her friend (whom I had met but don’t know well). She asked again to go with her new boyfriend. I agreed to both of these trips, even though this is our private vacation home. We never rent it. No one has ever used it without us, not...

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01/25/2019
A ritual of inspiration has returned to Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre—the Stone Play Festival is back and bigger than ever. This unique festival will showcase an array of creative...
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01/25/2019
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 28-year-old male who has never had a girlfriend or a meaningful relationship. I’m well-educated, nice-looking and have a good sense of humor. But I get shy and nervous around the...
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01/25/2019
“Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story,” film screening and Q&A with the filmmaker will be at the Dixie Center Center for the Arts on Feb. 14th at 7 p.m.
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01/24/2019
I cannot tell a lie. The truth is, when I think of domestic violence, my mind sees a man hurting a woman. To be fair, this is an accurate perception historically. Throughout the years since...
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01/24/2019
At the annual parish meeting, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer elected vestry members for a three-year term. Pictured from the left, Joey Sutton; Butch Hightower, a newly elected senior warden...
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01/24/2019
DEAR ABBY: I gave birth a month ago to a wonderful baby boy. My husband and I originally planned to put him in day care when I go back to work. I carefully researched and eventually found one I was...
01/24/2019
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces participating artists in #50@$50: A Small Works Exhibition. Selected artists include: Cara Beth Buie, Alexis Davis, Dianne Douglas, Christiane...
01/23/2019
Louisiana is ranked among the top 10 in the nation’s list of successful early childhood education policies. Coming in at no. 8, the state was praised for its mandatory Quality Rating and Improvement...
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01/23/2019
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday for the Ruston location of Building Futures, LLC, located at 1603 Goodwin Road. Building Futures provides occupational, speech and physical therapy for...
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01/23/2019
The 4 Paws Rescue Pet of the Week is 2-year-old terrier mix Little Boy. He is about 28 pounds and has been neutered. Little Boy is very friendly and loves animals of all kinds. 4 Paws Rescue is...